The widow of SA racing legend Gugu Zulu, Letshego, sometimes still has moments when it feels unreal that he passed away. She's been asked how she goes on with her life many times and hopes her book will answer other widows' questions.
Letshego Zulu, the widow of Mzansi racing legend, Gugu Zulu, may seem like she's always in control of her life and emotions, but she too often has moments when things seem unreal.
TimesLIVE reported that she admitted there are times when she still feels disbelief that her husband truly isn't there any more.
"I still have those moments where I'm like, 'Wow, so this guy really died?' But then I have to still get up and go live life."
Letshego wrote a book about how she's been dealing with her loss and grief and hopes that it can help other widows as well.
The book, I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu, may be based on her own personal experience, but she tried to answer the questions she was often asked.
"I had so many people that kept asking, 'But how do you do it?' They wanted to know, how do you choose to live life? How does one choose to get up and go after experiencing what you've experienced?"
The widow and author admitted that it's not easy to cope with losing a loved one and then writing about it.
"It's a daily learning experience, to be honest. I reached a level of peace in my heart with what happened to me and losing him about eight months or so after he passed away.
"So many other things needed to kind-of fall into place for me to be comfortable with putting pen to paper. But with that being said, the story of Kilimanjaro in particular, and its lessons, has been part of my daily conversations with my closest friends.
"I've repeated it countless times to them, so much that I can tell you for a fact that it takes three hours to tell that story. But through that my heart learned... There's no closure in such a situation."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Letshego feels that her grief has taught her many things, including gratitude for being alive.
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